The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle - Beyond Opera
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (COT) and Maestro Lorenzo Muti present a concert dedicated to lovers of musical drama that will highlight the non-staged works of some of opera’s greatest names. This concert will include Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, Bizet’s Symphony in C, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Songs, performed by featured guest artist soprano LaToya Lain. Lain has graciously agreed to step in last-minute after the sudden illness of the previously scheduled guest vocal soloist.
Applauded for her “wonderfully rich,” “powerful,” and “captivating” voice, American singer LaToya Lain is a member of the voice faculty at UNC Chapel Hill. Her most recent engagements include performances of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Hamburgische Oper, and the Köln Philharmonie. In June 2017, she made her Carnegie Hall Debut as the soprano soloist in Ralph Vaughn William’s Dona nobis pacem, under the baton of Maestra Nina Nash-Robertson. She continues to sing opera, oratorio, and perform solo recitals throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Africa.
Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles, and adventurous programming, The COT is a dynamic orchestral ensemble of 40+ musicians hailing from all parts of North Carolina. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Lorenzo Muti, The COT presents six concerts a year, often featuring classical music’s foremost up and coming talents. Today it is considered one of the finest professional ensembles in North Carolina and the Southeast.
This performance will be preceded by a pre-concert lecture sponsored by The Triangle Wagner Society at 2pm in The Carolina Theatre Ballroom.
Maybe the closest thing the 19th century had to a hit machine, Gioacchino Rossini conquered the music world with his catchy melodies. If only copyright laws existed back then, his Overture to William Tell alone might have allowed him to purchase the entire country of Switzerland by now.
Don’t have five spare hours to listen to Wagner? Experience those same rich harmonies in a fraction of the time with his Wesendonck Songs, composed at the same time as and serving as inspiration for his epic Tristan and Isolde.
Living only until the age of 37, Georges Bizet revolutionized the operatic world with Carmen. His Symphony in C, written at only 17, reveals the composer already a master of the orchestra.
No Outside Food or Drink
No Video Recording Devices